Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 193
- Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics
- Chapter 193 - The Last Thing before The Performance
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“Hey, Barbara, look what that is!” On a bridge, from Edinburgh into the Diamond District, Pamela pointed at the white shadow passing by the sky and exclaimed.
Barbara looked in the direction Pamela was pointing at and vaguely saw the outline of a triangular glider.
Such an iconic image! Except for Phantom Kid, one cannot think of a second person.
But looking at the series of afterimages left when the white shadow passed by, this speed was not like something a glider can achieve. Although they know that Kid has installed a propeller engine on the glider, it can only increase the speed of the glider by two or three times at most.
It’s simply impossible for it to get to the level they had just seen, and no known glider technology could do that, unless it wasn’t a glider at all.
“That’s Phantom Kid!”
After a startling glimpse, the white shadow disappeared into the sky, leaving only the two women looking at each other.
“Why is the glider so fast?”
Barbara turned to ask Pamela.
In her opinion, Poison Ivy should be the person who has the most frequent contact with Kid in the world, so she should be able to know a little bit of information about him.
Hearing this, Pamela murmured to herself, «You are obviously the one who hangs with Kid all day long. I am the one who is supposed to ask you.»
Seeing Pamela shake her head, Barbara immediately stopped thinking about it. It doesn’t matter at all whether Phantom Kid has upgraded his glider.
“Judging from the direction of the afterimage, Phantom Kid should have come from the Wayne Building.”
Barbara began to concentrate on identifying the direction and finally came to the correct conclusion.
“Looks like we’re late.”
Pamela said slowly.
Barbara sighed, “Yeah, but that’s good news.”
“At least we can be sure that Kid has a lot of information.”
After coming out of the GCPD headquarters, the two women were thinking about Nigma’s riddle while chasing Phantom Kid’s trail.
Then, Barbara made the same choice as Mathison, which is: to go to the Wayne Building in the Diamond District to find out.
It’s just that the two were informed differently.
Mathison learned from Maiev some information that GCPD did not have.
Barbara, on the other hand, relied solely on her own hacking skills.
She followed Gordon’s instructions to the Clock Tower first, because there was a hidden bat computer that could monitor every camera in Gotham in real-time.
Sadly, this is not the case anymore, because almost every camera that had been detected has been destroyed by rabid thugs.
Fortunately, the previous monitoring data had also been automatically backed up in the Batcomputer.
Perhaps it was because Barbara was destined to become the Oracle, she was very handy at operating the Batcomputer.
As a result, Barbara saw the footage from these surveillance records of four trucks transporting nuclear bombs driving out of the Wayne Building.
Even though she only found the trajectory of three of the cars.
That is, the three trucks that finally converged on the Knightsdome Arena.
As for the fourth truck that actually transported the nuclear bomb, it mysteriously disappeared from the surveillance records.
Barbara checked all the surveillance sections on the same date, and none of the cameras, except the entrance of the Wayne Building, captured the existence of the fourth van.
What happened after that is self-explanatory. In order to obtain information on the mysterious fourth truck, they had to go to the source, the Wayne Building, to investigate.
But what they didn’t expect was that when they passed through the two major areas of the Old Town and the Edinburgh District, and when they were about to enter the Diamond District, Phantom Kid appeared!
Like a shooting star, he flew across the sky.
“Tata Tata Tata…”
After a while, the two ladies heard the sound generated by the high-speed rotation of the helicopter propellers as well.
There was a lot of noise, apparently more than one.
Because Miranda’s own helicopter lost Phantom Kid,
So she could only urgently contact the armed helicopter teams parked in various places to start a search throughout the city. As long as they see a white object flying in the sky, even a mere seagull, they should immediately shoot at it.
“It looks like we can’t move onward here.”
Barbara and Pamela quickly found a bunker in which to hide, and they were relieved when the helicopter flew away.
“Pamela, let’s go.”
“Um… where should we go now?”
“Since we can’t go to Wayne Building, let’s just wander around.”
Barbara calmly analyzed.
“Judging from Phantom Kid’s actions and the changes that have happened in the Diamond District, he must have obtained very important information.”
“But it’s obviously impossible for us to keep up with him, so we can only join the battle in our own way, or at least be able to keep up with Phantom Kid.”
“The last truck disappeared from the surveillance records after it left the Wayne Building. There must be a problem here. The surveillance coverage in the Diamond District should be the highest in Gotham.”
“I don’t believe anything can actually leave the Diamond District without being caught on camera.”
After listening to Barbara’s words, Pamela couldn’t find anything to refute, but she always felt that something was off.
“You mean the truck probably never left the Diamond District in the first place or even went around the surveillance camera after leaving the main entrance of the Wayne Building?”
“That possibility can not be ruled out.”
“If that’s the case, what’s their purpose in doing this?”
Pamela asked with a frown.
“We now know that Bane and Miranda acted separately that day, and Bane was the first to break through Arkham Asylum to release the criminals, attracting the most attention.”
“Afterwards, he directly attacked GCPD. It can be said that at that time, everyone’s focus was on Bane, and no one noticed the change in Wayne Building.”
“Then who are they putting up this show of four trucks turning into three for?”
“I don’t know, maybe it’s for Batman, maybe it’s for someone else.”
Barbara doesn’t know either.
“I know that there is a very short one-way street near the Wayne Building that is not covered by surveillance cameras, because its total length is only more than 100 meters, and there are only surveillance cameras at the entrance and exit.”
“The answer to the question may be down that road.”
“There are helicopters all over the sky, so let’s go around from below.”
Barbara walked to the side, where there happened to be a manhole cover…
On the other side, Mathison took Lucius to safety.
In the Clock Tower.
“Mr. Fox, what does Miranda want to know from you?”
As soon as he put the glider away, Mathison couldn’t wait to ask Lucius that question.
“Is it related to the fusion reactor you are secretly researching?”
After Mathison’s explanation, Lucius, who had been locked in the dungeon, finally had a preliminary understanding of what happened in the outside world.
He also knew the seriousness of the nuclear bomb problem. Hence, in the face of the question from Phantom Kid, Lucius did not hesitate to tell him all about it.
“What? So, that is the case!”
With Lucius’ explanation, Mathison’s emotions kept changing. Although the expression on his face remained the same, he was actually extremely shocked.
“But I finally figured everything out now, it’s time to prepare for the real show……”
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